District 26 resident are receiving hit a hit piece on Al Melvin sent by a group caller Moderates for an Accountable Democracy. The address listed on the mailer, 4850 N. Camino Escuela, belongs to David J. Diamond and Diane L. Diamond. According to documents filed with the Arizona Secretary of State’s office Diane Diamond is the treasurer of the independent expenditure committee. She shares the house with David J. Diamond a lawyer with the personally injury firm of Goldberg and Osborne. Al Melvin beat trial lawyer favorite Toni Hellon in the primary so it is not a surprise that the wife of someone involved with the American Trial Lawyers’ Association would go after him.
Sonoran Alliance is just starting its investingation into this group and we will have more information on this story as it becomes available.
Wednesday 10-25-06, 4:50 pm
Update. The group targeting Melvin calls itself Moderates for an Accountable Democracy. Mr. Diamond does not appear to be much of a moderate. He gave money to Jim Pederson’s campaign on 1-5-06, to Gabby Giffords’ campaign on 6-12-06, and gave $1,000 to the Arizona Stare Democratic Central Executive Committee on 9-28-2004. Sound more like a Democrat activist.
This report has been modified due to updated information.